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Managing And Securing Business Networks In The Smartphone Era, Sathiadev Mahesh, Aaron Hooter University of New Orleans
Managing And Securing Business Networks In The Smartphone Era, Sathiadev Mahesh, Aaron Hooter
Management Faculty Publications
This paper discusses the impact of user owned mobile computing devices (smartphones, tablets, and future devices like Google Glass) on management and security of the corporate network. Personally owned portable computing devices are widely used at work and create a porous network perimeter for the enterprise network. The paper reviews corporate policies posted on websites along with research papers and corporate whitepapers to develop a comprehensive user owned mobile computing device policy. This is a rapidly evolving topic that has not been researched in the business academic literature. We survey trade journals and corporate websites for information regarding this policy ...
Enabling Greater Access To Home Meal Delivery, Maciek Nowak, Leo Gala, Mike Hewitt Loyola University Chicago
Enabling Greater Access To Home Meal Delivery, Maciek Nowak, Leo Gala, Mike Hewitt
Information Systems and Operations Management: Faculty Publications & Other Works
Non-profit organizations like the Meals on Wheels (MOW) association of America prepare and deliver meals, typically daily, to approximately one million homebound citizens in the United States alone. However, many MOW agencies are facing a steadily increasing number of clients requesting meal service without an increase in resources (either financial or human). One strategy for accommodating these requests is to deliver multiple (frozen) meals at a time and thus make fewer delivers. However, many of the stakeholders (funders, volunteers, meal recipients) value the relationships that are developed by having a client receive daily deliveries from the same volunteer. Further, meal ...
Lobbying In The Defense Aerospace Industry, Austin Smiley Illinois Wesleyan University
Lobbying In The Defense Aerospace Industry, Austin Smiley
The purpose of this research paper is to identify the main variables that impact an aerospace defense firm’s decision to lobby. This study focuses on important accounting and financial measures specific to each company. It also takes into account government and public variables such as the level of public scrutiny the company experiences and national defense spending. This study finds that cash flow and profitability are both negatively correlated with the decision to lobby. It also finds a positive correlation between inventory turnover and the decision to lobby the following year. Additionally, there is a positive relationship between public ...
News - Don't Hang Up! Learn How To Better Serve Customers With Hearing Or Speech Loss With Georgia Relay Partner, Ellen Rolader, Lindsay Hebert Kennesaw State University
News - Don't Hang Up! Learn How To Better Serve Customers With Hearing Or Speech Loss With Georgia Relay Partner, Ellen Rolader, Lindsay Hebert
Georgia Library Quarterly
Georgia Relay, the free public service provided by the State of Georgia that makes communicating by telephone easy, accessible and reliable for everyone, wants to make Georgia’s libraries friendlier for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, late-deafened or who have difficulty speaking. This article provides an overview of Georgia Relay Partner, a free program that provides local businesses with online educational and training materials about Relay services so that employees will be able to easily accept and place calls to customers who have hearing loss or speech difficulties.
The Effectiveness Of Total Quality Management Principles In The Printing Industry, Paige Cornelison California Polytechnic State University
The Effectiveness Of Total Quality Management Principles In The Printing Industry, Paige Cornelison
The purpose of this study was to determine the history and implications of the term “Total Quality Management”, to define the core principles of the concept, and to test their prevalence and effectiveness within the printing industry.
The research consisted of an in-depth survey, which was distributed to employees of printing companies across the country. The survey aimed to collect data that was predominately qualitative in nature. It inquired upon the utilization of quality management systems within the participant’s companies, the core objectives and direct effects of these systems, as well as upon the knowledge and usage of Total ...
The Danger Of Difference: Tensions In Directors’ View Of Corporate Board Diversity, Kimberly D. Krawiec, John M. Conley, Lissa L. Broome Duke Law
The Danger Of Difference: Tensions In Directors’ View Of Corporate Board Diversity, Kimberly D. Krawiec, John M. Conley, Lissa L. Broome
This Article describes the results from fifty-seven interviews with corporate directors and a limited number of other persons (including institutional investors, search firm personnel, and the like) regarding their views on corporate board diversity. It highlights numerous tensions in these views. Most directors, for instance, proclaim that diverse boards are good, but very few directors can articulate their reasons for this belief. Some directors have suggested that diverse boards work better than non-diverse boards, but gave relatively few concrete examples of specific instances where a female or minority board member made a special contribution related to that director’s race ...
Does Adopting Good Corporate Governance Impact The Cost Of Intermediated And Non-Intermediated Debt?, Husam Aldamen, Keith Duncan Bond University
Does Adopting Good Corporate Governance Impact The Cost Of Intermediated And Non-Intermediated Debt?, Husam Aldamen, Keith Duncan
This study examines the impact of good corporate governance practices on the reported cost of debt for Australian listed companies. Prior research has established that governance lowers the cost of non-intermediated debt (Sengupta, 1998; Bhojraj and Sengupta, 2003; Ashbaugh-Skaife, 2006). We extend this analysis to the Australian corporate debt market which is dominated by intermediated or privately held debt. Our findings are consistent with the prior work and shows that increased corporate governance lowers cost of debt. However, when we split the sample companies into intermediated and non-intermediated debt sub-samples, we find this result only holds for the non-intermediated debt ...
Has Supply Chain Management Lost Its Relevance?, Natalie Descheres Dublin Institute of Technology
Has Supply Chain Management Lost Its Relevance?, Natalie Descheres
The context of business has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. The definition of need satisfaction, the shift from “dot to web” competition and the embedding of the organisation into a wider political and societal environment has transformed SCM contributions and the meaning of work for employees. Interdependence must evolve from the do-it-alone approach and yet the ashes are not proving fertile ground. In many ways, traditional models of management have not kept up with the changes and are taken aback by the complexity that surrounds us. Complexity is however not a feature of our world, but one of ...
Hedonic And Eudaimonic Job-Related Well-Being: Enjoyment Of Job And Fulfillment Of Job Purpose, Teresa J. Rothausen University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Cloud Computing By Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises (Smes), Shima Ramezani Tehrani Ryerson University
Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Cloud Computing By Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises (Smes), Shima Ramezani Tehrani
Theses and dissertations
The main objective of this study is to determine the factors influencing the cloud computing adoption by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). Based on two dominant theories in the field of diffusion of innovation, a conceptual model is proposed. In order to test the model empirically, an online survey was designed and launched. Decision makers of 101 SMEs agreed to participate in this survey. In order to evaluate the internal, convergent and discriminant validity of the instrument, factor analysis and reliability tests of panel data were performed. The logistic regression analysis was deployed to test the research hypotheses. The ...
Brown-Forman Corporation And The Distilleries Industry, Keely J. Higbie Johnson & Wales University
Brown-Forman Corporation And The Distilleries Industry, Keely J. Higbie
MBA Student Scholarship
This study showed that Brown-Forman Corporation’s (Brown-Forman) has a winning business strategy. It passes the three major tests, which are the Fit Test, Competitive Advantage Test, and Performance Test. The company’s strategy effectively addresses the company’s situation both internally and externally. The strategy takes advantage of most of the industry’s trends, mitigates the negative impacts of the industry’s driving forces, and ensures that the company meets the industry’s key success factors. It helps the company achieve sustainable competitive advantages by fully utilizing its biggest resources and capabilities.
The strategy has also directly contributed to ...
A Quantitative Analysis Of Collegiate Athletic Involvement And Academic Achievement Among Sport Management Students, Christopher Amos Liberty University
A Quantitative Analysis Of Collegiate Athletic Involvement And Academic Achievement Among Sport Management Students, Christopher Amos
Within the last several decades, more attention has been focused on the academic success of college athletes. It has been documented from several studies that high school athletes perform better academically than their non-athlete peers (American Sports Institute, 1995; Brand, 2007; Dilley-Knoles, Burnett, & Peak, 2010; Foltz, 1992; Fox, Barr-Anderson, Neumark-Sztainer, & Wall, 2010; Slear, 2005). However, at the collegiate level, this heightened academic achievement trend among student-athletes is not so clear. Lapchick often releases data regarding graduation rates among a select group of highly achieving teams in certain sports but not much exists in the way of a comparison of academic achievement by using student ...
Unauthorized Televised Debate Footage In Political Campaign Advertising: Fair Use And The Dmca, Susan Park Boise State University
Aligning Strategy And Talent In Creative Professional Service Firms, Deirdre Canavan, Pamela Sharkey Scott, Vincent Mangematin Dublin Institute of Technology
Aligning Strategy And Talent In Creative Professional Service Firms, Deirdre Canavan, Pamela Sharkey Scott, Vincent Mangematin
Purpose – Reliance on individual talent and motivation renders creative professional service firms (PSFs) highly dependent on their ability to attract and mobilise the right individuals. This paper aims to build an integrated framework showing firstly how creative industry PSFs can differ in their strategy for growth, and secondly how these alternative strategies for growth can influence the firm's approach to organising and the type of talent required.
Design/methodology/approach – The findings are based on a series of interviews with managing directors, senior management and practitioners of architectural organisations in a single country, combined with an extensive literature review ...
Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2012, Margaret N. Rees University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2012, Margaret N. Rees
Walking Box Ranch
- BLM and UNLV met with AECOM on 7/12/12 to review Walking Box Ranch (WBR) project progress, timing of posting of project bid documents, and the anticipated project calendar through December 2012.
- BLM and UNLV met on 9/25/12 to update Mark Spencer, BLM’s new Field Manager for the Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, to brief him on UNLV participation at WBR, and to discuss the status of the operating agreement and major concerns that include timely completion of the operating agreement, which will allow completion of business plan and release of $500K for IT and security ...
Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending July 10, 2012, Margaret N. Rees University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending July 10, 2012, Margaret N. Rees
Walking Box Ranch
- BLM informed UNLV that after investigating a concession contract as the appropriate BLM document for the future operating partner, they have concluded that an operating agreement is the preferred document and they are proceeding to complete such an agreement as soon as possible.
- Following a visit to the ranch with BLM, UNLV has completed temporary repairs to ranch house windows, which should mitigate deterioration of the ranch house from water
- UNLV participated in a one-half day meeting with BLM to review Condit’s Extended Content Package #1. As a result of the lack of progress by Condit, UNLV was requested ...
"A Shade Of Swaby" Fashion Startup Business Plan, Shirmyra Swaby Stephen F. Austin State University
"A Shade Of Swaby" Fashion Startup Business Plan, Shirmyra Swaby
Undergraduate Research Conference
A well-researched and comprehensive business plan is invaluable to an entrpreneur. In Fashion Entreprenuership, authors Granger & Sterling (2003, p.16, 18) state, "A tremendous amount of research should go into the creation of a business concept before investing large amounts of time, money, and energy into the business." Researching this entrepreneurial venture involved library and internet searches. It also encompassed seeking the advice of friends, bankers, other entrepreneurs, buisness advisers, and professors. Research was conducted and a 36-page business plan prepared for "A Shade of Swaby" in Human Sciences 452: Fashion Enreprenneurship in fall 2012. The plan included an exclusive ...
The P.E.R.K. Program, Kayla Morton, Juan Duarte, Bryan Wells Stephen F. Austin State University
The P.E.R.K. Program, Kayla Morton, Juan Duarte, Bryan Wells
Undergraduate Research Conference
Research shows that empowering employees and providing a mutually beneficial environment creates a more productive workplace for employees. The P.E.R.K. program will help us achieve the top Gen Y talent. As we attract top talent, we forsee an increase in year-over-year profits resulting in an outstanding P.E.R.K. program return-on-investment ratio.
Great Places To Work, Caty Beard, Bayley Birdwell, Chelsea Bogue, Rachel Bostick Stephen F. Austin State University
Great Places To Work, Caty Beard, Bayley Birdwell, Chelsea Bogue, Rachel Bostick
Undergraduate Research Conference
As prospective employees, we want to know what kinds of values our employers possess and which of our values they welcome. By researching what to look for in a company before graduating, we will have a better understanding of what a company stands for so we can narrow our search to a place where we can fit in, yet stand out and contribute effectively to our employers' mission and success. In order to find that perfect company, we looked at several lists of the top 100 companies in the areas where we plan to live upon graduation, then we narrowed ...
Does Regulatory Scrutiny Change Investment Behavior? Evidence Of Suboptimal Portfolio Rebalancing After The Financial Crisis, Willie Dion Reddic Syracuse University
Does Regulatory Scrutiny Change Investment Behavior? Evidence Of Suboptimal Portfolio Rebalancing After The Financial Crisis, Willie Dion Reddic
Business Administration - Dissertations
Insurers that show losses are expected to sell tax-free securities and replace them with taxable securities since they can no longer benefit from tax savings. However, rebalancing these portfolios after the financial crisis would entail recognizing additional losses during a time period when their financial performance was under stress and their industry was under increased scrutiny. I examine portfolio rebalancing behavior using the period after the financial crisis as a proxy for increased regulatory scrutiny. I predict and find that insurers with losses subsequent to the financial crisis were less likely to increase their ratio of taxable/nontaxable securities. Insurers ...
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Feasibility Analysis Of A Microbrewery, Dylan Snyder
The Four Fundamentals Of Supply Chain Management, Edward Sweeney
Whole Foods Market ™ Case Study: Leadership And Employee Retention, Kristin Pearson
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